Definition of Cribellum

1. n. A peculiar perforated organ of certain spiders (Ciniflonidæ), used for spinning a special kind of silk.



Definition of Cribellum

1. Noun. (zoology) A spinning organ having many fine pores, situated in front of the spinners in some spiders. ¹

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Definition of Cribellum

1. a spinning organ of spiders [n CRIBELLA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cribellum

crib sheet
crib sheets
cribbage
cribbage board
cribbages
cribbed
cribber
cribbers
cribbing
cribbings
cribble
cribbled
cribbles
cribbling
cribella
cribellum (current term)
crible
criblike
cribra
cribrate
cribration
cribrations
cribriform
cribriform area of the renal papilla
cribriform fascia
cribriform hymen
cribriform plate
cribriform plate of ethmoid bone
cribriform plates
cribrose

Literary usage of Cribellum

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1. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1886)
"... situate at each side upon the inner surface and at the base of the first joints of the inferior spinnerets, closely over the underlying cribellum. ..."

2. The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near by John Henry Comstock (1912)
"The cribellum consists of a transverse plate, which is usually divided by a delicate keel on the middle line of the abdomen into two equal parts (Fig. i40 ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"Legs with spines ; cribellum divided by a line 6. in middle by a . 3. clypeus very low 2. Maxillae inclined over the lip : hind legs ..."

4. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"Without cribellum and ... A cribellum and usually a ... 2, cribellum ; 3, anterior spinnerets : 4, middle spinnerets; 5, posterior spinnerets : 6, anus. ..."

5. A Manual on the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"With neither cribellum nor ... K. BB. The eyes unequal in size and arranged in three or four rows. C. With cribellum and ..."

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